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Help field judging axis #8361927 08/24/21 05:21 PM
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Im going on an axis hunt this weekend and have never been,so just wanted some ideas on how to judge them in the field. Obviously the prices vary depending on size, so just wanna be halfway confident in judging size before I pull the trigger. Any help is appreciated.

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If you like him shoot him. That is how most judge them.

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Prices vary on size and there's no guide with you when you hunt?

Re: Help field judging axis [Re: deuce12] #8362698 08/25/21 11:14 AM
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If you like him, shoot him. Best way to judge is by doing it. Look at pics here or surf the internet. wink

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This is short but got a few good pointers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuOzaNVcKm4


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I'm the same as you and don't know all that much about judging them and have only killed one buck about 20 years ago that I had mounted. He is 29" tall and about 26" wide.
I got pics of this one early this morning on our lease south of Eldorado and think he is pretty good. I'm thinking somewhere around 30"-32" tall???
I'd like some input as well on sizing this one up to see how close my guess is.

And....good luck on your hunt. Hope you get a good un!

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Re: Help field judging axis [Re: deuce12] #8363807 08/26/21 02:52 AM
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I’ve shot a couple. It’s hard unless you’ve got a group to compare across. First one I shot was by himself and was 29”. Second one was with 5 other bucks and was 34”. I knew number 2 was huge though just looking at him.

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Thanks for the input, Turns out I didnt have to worry about the bucks, they never showed up. I did manage an axis doe though.

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Originally Posted by deuce12
Thanks for the input, Turns out I didnt have to worry about the bucks, they never showed up. I did manage an axis doe though.

Where you shooting over water or corn?


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Re: Help field judging axis [Re: deuce12] #8369825 08/31/21 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by deuce12
Thanks for the input, Turns out I didnt have to worry about the bucks, they never showed up. I did manage an axis doe though.

Congrats and enjoy the great eating!


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I guess I was kinda hunting both. I was on a bluff overlooking a feeder down in a creek bottom. I actually shot her along the creek about as far away from the feeder as you could get.

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